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This Christmas, Alan will be remembering the plight of his ancestors, who were imprisoned in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in December 1944
On Sunday, water flowed from the rocks of Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales – a natural phenomenon last witnessed by our ancestors more than 200 years ago, says Alan Crosby
Census returns and certificates will always remain, but the precious records inside our heads will be lost unless we act now, says Alan Crosby
Columnist Alan Crosby recently discovered a rather unusual term in a property inventory while researching his Oxfordshire kin. Can you help?
Residents of Alan's beloved home city recently marked the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Preston – the last major conflict to be fought on English soil
Alan Crosby stumbled across a rather unusual set of Victorian birth announcements when rifling through some old newspapers earlier this month
During some recent research, Alan Crosby discovered an interesting account of how Bonfire Night was celebrated in 19th-century Lancashire
Although some family historians have questioned the price for access to the 1939 Register, Sarah Williams suspects it's inevitable for vast digitisation projects
It's the biggest online data release for English and Welsh genealogy since the 1911 census. Find out more about today's release of the 1939 Register and how it could help your research.
The work of local archivists in the wake of the Shoreham Airshow tragedy reminds us how vital it is that we preserve the present, says Alan Crosby
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